14 January 2013

Great Tracksuits of Our Time: No.7

Coventry City (circa 1978):


Seen here modelled by Gerry Daly, this is a smart design in light and dark blue with quite possibly the biggest flappy collar that's ever been seen by the human eye. Forget the Great Wall of China - this collar really can be seen from outer space.

This tracksuit top would have been worn around the same time as the famous Admiral 'tramlines' kit, and as you can see, this is a modification of that same design. Replacing the stripey lines are two broad bands curving in from the shoulder flanking a central vertical band that straddles the zip. Combine it with *that* collar and you have yet another lovely bit of kit from the geniuses at Admiral.

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Other Great Tracksuits of Our Time:

2 comments:

  1. Just found the blog, I bloody love it, great stuff.
    As for the tracksuits, I had this one someone gave it to me I seem to remember the bottoms being extremely tight and zipping up the ankle to reveal a sky blue panel that gave the bottoms an Evel Knieval look.
    Rob

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Rob - great to have you on board!

      Amazing that you actually owned this one, and the detail about the ankle zip is excellent! I can just imagine Evel wearing the leggings now... :)

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